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Italian Christmas Cookies

Italian Christmas Cookies
  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 2 hr 25 min
  • Servings 60
Ricotta and lemon...because sometimes you need to shake tradition up a bit.
May 14, 2018

Ingredients

  • 1 pouch Betty Crocker™ sugar cookie mix
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 egg

  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • 4 to 5 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Assorted holiday candy sprinkles

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, stir Cookie ingredients until soft dough forms.
  • 2
    With floured hands, shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake 10 to 14 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool 3 minutes; remove from baking sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 20 minutes.
  • 3
    In small bowl, beat icing sugar and lemon juice until glaze is smooth and can be easily spread. Spread glaze over cookies; immediately top with candy sprinkles. Store tightly covered at room temperature.

  • Ricotta cookies with lemon are a traditional Italian Christmas dessert.
  • For even baking, make sure the cookies are the same size and shape.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 60 cookies
Calories
70
Total Fat
2.5g
Saturated Fat
1.5g
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
10mg
Sodium
40mg
Total Carbs
12g
Dietary Fiber
0g
Sugars
8g
Protein
0g
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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